Friday, March 4, 2011


I have been holding back a secret. We got a KitchenAid Professional 6 stand mixer for Christmas!!!
The only spot it fits!
We were so lucky that some of our friends went home to the USA for Christmas and brought it back for us. A Professional 6 here in Canada is almost $600!! I was able to get it for less than 1/2 price!! I have been using it a lot for baking desserts but I absolutely LOVE it for making pizza dough!
Making pizza dough before the final kitchen configuration...we definitely do not need to move the blender every time!
It is such a dream! I even made the herb and garlic baguette recipe that came in the user guide (yes, they included LOTS of recipes!). Let's just say that I haven't yet perfected the baguettes but they were quite tasty and worthy of another try.
The bowl is large enough to make pizza dough for 5 pizzas! We had a pizza party and it was a blast!
We made this pizza last week. It was a mix of "things we need to eat in the fridge before they go bad" pizza. The dough was perfect and the toppings were amazing! We fried the toppings in olive oil before baking and the results was delicious. We put onions, garlic, firm tofu, spinach, zucchini, salt and lots of oregano. The sauce was a thin layer of olive oil and we used feta cheese. A definite must try! The dough is a recipe from my Italian friend, so it is authentic!

Pizza Dough

1 cup of water
1 bag of yeast
2tbs of olive oil
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 and 1/2 cups of flour

Mix the liquids plus sugar and salt and then add the flour. Then see if you want to add more flour, you need to have an elastic dough like the dough for pie crusts. Leave to rise for at least 3 hours in a warm place. If it is really sticky, you can put it in the fridge for a bit and it will roll out easier. Will make one 12" crust.



    we will definitely be trying your recipe- the dough looks amazing. :)

  2. Ooooh, nice! She's a beaut. I love mine for dough, too - really consistent results and unstrained wrists. :) Happy baking!